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Advancing the entrepreneurial orientation construct: the role of passion and perseverance

Gerschewski, Stephan, Lindsay, Valerie J., Rose, Elizabeth (2016) Advancing the entrepreneurial orientation construct: the role of passion and perseverance. Review of International Business and Strategy, 26 (4). pp. 446-471. ISSN 2059-6014. (doi:10.1108/RIBS-08-2016-0042) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how entrepreneurial orientation (EO) is manifested in the context of born global firms. Specifically, the authors investigate the extent to which the EO dimensions of the influential Miller/Covin & Slevin scale are demonstrated in born globals. In addition, following calls in the literature, some as-yet unrecognised dimensions of EO in born globals are examined. Design/methodology/approach: The authors use a qualitative research approach by conducting semi-structured, in-depth interviews with eight born global firms from New Zealand and Australia. Findings: The authors find that the EO dimensions of proactiveness and innovativeness are strongly prevalent in these firms. In contrast to the extant literature, the results also indicate that these born global firms generally display a relatively low level of risk-taking. The authors find strong empirical support for two additional emerging dimensions of EO: passion and perseverance. Originality/value: The study provides two key contributions to the area of international entrepreneurship by investigating how EO is prevalent in the context of born globals and by proposing the new dimensions of passion and perseverance. © 2016, © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/RIBS-08-2016-0042
Additional information: 5/11/2019 new member of staff joined 1/11/2019. Have emailed Research Support to see if manuscript received is AAM and can be added to record.
Uncontrolled keywords: Entrepreneurial Orientation, International Entrepreneurship, Passion, Perseverance, Born global firm,
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Marketing
Depositing User: Tracey Pemble
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2019 12:41 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2020 11:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/78255 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Gerschewski, Stephan: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4976-1033
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